ERIC Number: ED173718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime; National Evaluation Program, Phase 2 Report.
System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
The National Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC) Program is assessed in terms of process effectiveness and cost benefits of the program. Major conclusions are: (1) the TASC processes of identification and screening, diagnosis and referral and client monitoring are being effectively performed; (2) TASC is a very positive factor in the treatment process, and is achieving impressive success rates; (3) TASC projects provide a progressive element in the CJS environment; (4) projects succeed or fail based on the quality of the staff rather than organizational structure or other factors; (5) poor files and inadequate information management are widespread among TASC projects reviewed; and (6) TASC offers the CJS a beneficial and cost effective alternative for drug abusing offenders. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Crime, Drug Abuse, Identification, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Referral, Rehabilitation Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (027-000-00758-9)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.